Category Archives: Gaff Cutter

William Fife MOONBEAM OF FIFE

Fife “Moonbeam III” Specifications: LOA: 98′ 05″ / 30.00m * LOD: 81′ 04″ / 24.81m * LWL: 65′ 0″ / 19.83m * Beam: 15′ 05″ / 4.72m * Draft: 10′ 07″ / 3.25m * Ballast: * Displacement: 41 tonnes * Sail Area: 430 sq m * Yard Number: 491 * Hull material: Teak/Elm/Oak Frames * Rig: Original Yawl/ Current Gaff Cutter * Designer: William Fife III * Type: * Built by: William Fife & Son, Fairlie * Year Built: 1903 * Restored By: Fairlie Restorations * Current Name: Moonbeam of Fife * Original Owner: Charles Plumtree Johnson * Current Owner: * Sail Number: Known Racing History: 1928 - Course Croisiere de la Mediteranee Winner Known Restoration History: 2004 - 2005 - Monaco Marine, Cogolin, France 2005 - 2006 - Fairlie, Southampton, UK Historical: MOONBEAM III was launched in 1903, a magnificent yacht which has now become one of the most successful classic yachts in the world. Designed to race, she sailed under the new RORC...
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William Fife MARIQUITA

Fife “Mariquita” Specifications: LOA: 125′ 0″ / 38.1m - LOD: 95′ 4″ / 29.07m - LWL: 66′ 0″ / 20.11m - Beam: 17′ 0″ / 5.18m - Draft: 12′ 0″ / 3.65m - Ballast: - Displacement: 79 Tonnes - Sail Area: 6,260 sq ft / 581.57 sq m - Yard Number: 595 - Hull material: Mahogany and steel frames - Rig: Gaff Cutter - Designer: William Fife III - Type: 19 Metre Class (First International Rule 19) - Built by: William Fife & Son, Fairlie - Year Built: 1911 - Restored By: Fairlie Restorations - Current Name: Mariquita - Original Owner: - Current Owner: - Sail Number: Known Racing History: ? Known Restoration History: 1991 - Fairlie Restorations rescued Mariquita from a "Mud Berth" at Pinmill on the Orwell, where she was being used as a Houseboat. 2001 - Fairlie Restorations completely rebuilt, launched 2004 Historical: m1...
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William Fife “Seabird”

Fife “Seabird” Specifications: LOA: 36' 0" LOD: 27′ 4″ LWL: 18′ 5″ Beam: 6′ 10″ Draft: 4′ 1″ Hull Number: Rig: Gaff Cutter Sail Area: Designer: William Fife III Built by: Hubert Stagnol at Benodet Year Built: 2000 Designed: 1889 ...
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William Fife NAN OF FIFE

Fife “Nan of Fife” Specifications: LOA: 81.85' / 24.94m - LOD: 63.15' / 19.24 - LWL: 44.19' / 13.46m - Beam: 11.58' / 3.52m - Draft: 8.53' / 2.59m - Hull Number: - Rig: Gaff Cutter - Designer: William Fife III - Built by: William Fife & Son - Year Built: 1896 "Nan", originally commissioned by Irishman Thomas Burrowes, is the oldest William Fife designed yacht still sailing. In 1998, Philippe Menhinck began the restoration, from original archives, of the boat his grandfather had owned from 1948 to 1952. Two years later the restoration was complete.   nan...
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William Fife “Tuiga”

Fife “Tuiga” Specifications: LOA: 76′ 0″ LWL: 49′ 0″ Beam: 14′ 1″ Draft: 6′ 7″ Displ: Sail Area: 4,428 sq ft Hull Number: 569 Rig: Gaff Cutter Designer: William Fife III Built by: Fife, Fairlie, Scotland Year Built: 1909 Designed in 1909 for the Spanish Duke of Medinacelli. "Tuiga" was built to the same design as King Alphonso XIII's "Hispania" and both yachts were launched in 1909. "Tuiga" was built in Fairlie, and "Hispania" her royal sister was built in Spain at Karrpard. In the early years "Tuiga" won her fair share of victories, but was often beaten by "Hispania" tuiga...
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